2016 Scorecard Vote
Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA) sponsored H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015, which contains harmful measures undermining the National Environmental Policy Act, the Wilderness Act, and other bedrock environmental laws. The bill includes language that could allow the use of motorized vehicles, road construction, and other forms of development within protected wilderness areas, and it blocks input from public stakeholders in National Wildlife Refuge management decisions. This legislation also includes provisions that would weaken the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate toxic lead in ammunition and fishing equipment. Additionally, this bill would undermine international commitments to combat ivory trafficking, thwart our ability to effectively manage marine resources, and cut the public out of management decisions impacting hundreds of millions of acres of public lands. On February 26, the House approved H.R. 2406 by a vote of 242-161 (House roll call vote 101). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.